Can DHCP for PXE co-exist on the same network with another DHCP server?
Posted on 2009-05-12
I am trying to setup a Linux-based Spacewalk (open source RedHat Satellite Server) server that will handle only restricted MAC address PXE clients via DHCP on the network. The problem is there is already an existing Windows-based DHCP server on the same network that I do not have access to.
The reason for the restricted PXE/DHCP network is so that once the requesting client's MAC address is checked against the DHCP scope, an IP is assigned to the PXE client and the client will then connect the Spacewalk server and automatically start the kickstart/install process. If the MAC address is not listed in the scope, the PXE DHCP server will ignore it and not respond to the requesting client as finding a authenticated DHCP server.
Is there a way to have the Linux DHCP server only assign IPs to those with a verified MAC address in the DHCP scope and ignore all other DHCP requests from the network -- i.e. Microsoft Window PCs, etc?